Welcome to the first official pop column of 2019! The holiday may have shortened the work week, but we’ve still got plenty of great new music to help us ring in the new year. It’s only fitting that Lizzo released a new song this week. The Minneapolis rapper/singer put out some excellent singles last year, but she’s poised to break big in 2019. I’m calling it now — “Juice” will be a huge hit.
We’ve also got new music from some great indies like Frances Cone and Jada, Miguel guesting on a Benny Blanco track, and a whole collection of new music from Bad Bunny. Many of the artists in this week’s column don’t fit neatly into one genre box, but in 2019, we should embrace the stuff that transcends outdated definitions of what pop sounds like. Every Monday, Uproxx will round out the very best pop releases from the week. We’re off to a great start.